This is a fairly common problem in schools but one that needs to be treated quickly. School nurses no longer make routine hair inspections, so it is essential that parents check their own child’s hair regularly. Lotions and shampoos can be bought from the chemist and an overnight treatment will get rid of the problem. Please do not send your child back to school until he/she is clear.
Parents often get upset when their children get head lice, but in reality it is just one of those things that gets passed on in school and is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact, head lice like the cleanest hair!